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OITE RESILIENCE DISCUSSION GROUPS

OITE offers several groups to develop and bolster the resilience of the trainee population through discussions with each other. These groups are drop in spaces that are meant to be an open and supportive space for trainees to be in community and explore topics relative to their professional and personal needs. Through community building, reflection, and skill development, trainees are able to tap into their resilience. The discussions are facilitated by a wellness advisor; however, the content is driven by then needs of the trainees.

WHAT IS RESILIENCE?

“Resilience is the psychological quality that allows some people to be knocked down by the adversities of life and come back at least as strong as before. Rather than letting difficulties, traumatic events, or failure overcome them and drain their resolve, highly resilient people find a way to change course, emotionally heal, and continue moving toward their goals.” Psychology Today

WHAT IS A RESILIENCE DISCUSSION GROUP?

Resilience groups are a welcoming space to explore life's ups and downs and work in a positive and proactive way to build resilience with peers and a wellness advisor. Although most of the facilitators are trained and licensed counselors, these groups are not therapy sessions and are largely guided by the trainee group and their subsequent discussion.

WHO ARE THE FACILITATORS?

Resilience discussion groups are facilitated by trained wellness advisors. To learn more about the facilitator, check out their bios.

ARE THE RESILIENCE DISCUSSION GROUPS CONFIDENTIAL?

The resilience groups are a confidential space. Facilitators maintain the privacy of trainees and participants are asked keep information shared in the session confidential.

WHO CAN ATTEND RESILIENCE DISCUSSION GROUPS?

NIH postbacs, graduate students, and postdocs/fellows can attend discussion groups, but there are some groups in which the topics will be more applicable to and focus on specific training populations.

HOW CAN I JOIN A RESILIENCE GROUP?

For specific upcoming session information, please visit the Upcoming Events page. Virtual meeting links are provided in the daily listserv emails from OITE@mail.nih.gov/. If you are not on an official OITE listserv, you can sign up here.

QUICK LINKS

Upcoming Events
Facilitator Bios

FAQs

What if I have questions about resilience group drop-in discussions?
Please reach out to us at oite-wellness@nih.gov.